Stress Management in the Workplace

Stress management is an essential skill needed in the workplace for both managers and employees.

Investing in stress management and wellbeing is now widely recognised as being beneficial to your entire workforce and your business. In fact, employers have a legal responsibility to protect employees from stress in the workplace.

In this fast paced busy world, stress is a fact of life, however the impact of too much stress means people feel unable to cope.  Long term exposure to stress will impact on physical, emotional and mental health.

In a survey from January 2018 over a third (37%) of UK population feel stressed for at least one full day per week and more feel stressed for an average of nine days per month.

15.4 million Working days lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2017/18 Labour Force Survey (LFS)

There are various factors that can cause work-related stress, including:

  • lack of support from line managers
  • lack of clarity about role
  • high workload
  • too much responsibility
  • bullying
  • tight deadlines
  • organisational changes

In 2017/18 stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 44% of all work-related ill health cases and 57% of all working days lost due to ill health.

CLICK HERE to email me and discuss your options to to promote a culture of support, engagement and understanding amongst your employees.

  Lunch and Learn Workshops

These sessions generally last 45 – 60 minutes so they fit perfectly into a lunch break (although they don’t have to be at lunchtime).

I know that every company is different and that’s why I tailor the workshop and training to meet your needs and align with your vision, values, policies and company culture.

The workshops and training can be interactive, supportive and educational so that workforce and managers will benefit from attending.

They will typically provide stress and wellbeing related training and information.

✔️ Identify stress in themselves and others to create and more inclusive culture and improve employee engagement

✔️ Understand how to support and manage stress in the workplace to reduce absenteeism

✔️ Learn the most effective tools and strategies to increase resilience and improve performance.

CLICK HERE to email me and lets talk to create a plan that meets your needs.


I feel TOTALLY different in the business, and in myself. I’m dealing with people exactly as I want to, on an equal footing. Amazing! My sense of humour and fun are back, my decision making, its all back and better than ever!


Managing Director

I now see that feeling stressed all the time isn’t normal.  Emma has given me tools I need to deal effectively in a healthier way.  I have much more confidence but importantly have given myself permission to achieve a work / life balance.

Catherine B

Chartered Surveyor

It was useful to understand myself and about not putting too much pressure on myself whilst going through a stressful time. The session helped me to focus and gave me the skills needed to feel calmer and more in control.


HR Manager

A Stress Free Workplace will

  • Create a supportive workplace environment, recognises that stress and mental health issues exist so that you reduce the amount of hours lost to sick leave and absences or poor productivity.

  • Enable managers to know how to have effective regular check-ins with staff to talk about and listen to any worries and concerns so that you can respond to their needs quickly and improve performance.

  • Allow you to anticipate times when there may be stress or overwhelm (a large project / restructuring) and encourage good communication and open-ness so that you increase employee engagement.

  • Equip leaders to be able to identify stress in themselves and others so that they can lead and support effectively to promote a healthy and inclusive work environment that aligns with your policies.